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Saturday, October 25, 2014


The rain finally stopped, leaving a pure blue sky decorated with a few fleeting clouds. The sun delighted my senses with a cloud reflection, blue sky reflecting as blue water.

reflection in blue
along the New Hampshire coast

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Listen... can you hear the rain? The rain started yesterday accompanied with strong gusts of wind, rain moving from steady to heavy overnight. The forecast calls for heavy rain changing to showers later in the day.

It's a good umbrella day!

a leaf with jagged edges, splashed with color

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

(re) learning layers

The temperature has been hovering in the 50s during the day, dropping as the sun sinks to the horizon. That doesn't sound cold but it feels a bit nippy when I head out walking in the early evening.

It is a bit of an art to understanding the layers needed to allow me to be (somewhat) comfortable when I leave the house without overheating during my brisk walk. The transition from warmer weather to the cool of autumn and then the cold of winter surprises me each year - but I think I've found working layers for now. Tonight I wore capri-length tights, a very light fleece shirt, and a rain jacket plus my very bright blinking lights. It was nippy when I initially started (in cool and damp conditions) but I was comfortable and dry for my entire walk. Happy...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

sumac in orange

The wind was gusting, the temperature chilly (and dropping). It was pure luck that these bright orange leaves stopped moving long enough to pose for a photo.

leaves in bright orange

Friday, October 17, 2014

in the grass

The grass is still green, decorated with the bright colors of autumn leaves.

a leaf in the grass

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

luscious leaf

The late afternoon light was wonderful today. It drove me to grab my camera as I headed out for a brisk walk. Knowing that the sun drops quickly this time of year I also grabbed my bright blinking lights.

I was happy I had camera and lights to allow me to be seen as the sky grew dark; I needed both!

backlit leaf

subtle floral color

The colors decorating the greenhouse at Lyman Estates were quite a contrast to the colors of the autumn leaves. I loved the subtle touch of lavender on these small flowers.

touched with lavender

Sunday, October 12, 2014

brights surrounded by blue

It was a day of clear blue skies, a good morning for a quick coastal wander. While I have a strong preference for a sky decorated by clouds, today's pure blue against calm water was a good focus for the bright leaves.

leaves turning orange, sandwiched between blue

Saturday, October 11, 2014

in a greenhouse

Today's chill and rain planted the idea that it would be a good morning for a greenhouse visit. I found tiny flowers scattered through the green showing bright pops of color.


A few more photos can be seen in the gallery greenhouses of Lyman Estate starting with this photo and ending here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

oak leaf changing

Oak leaves come with curves and with sharp angles. I love the color change to red in this leaf; in the bottom of the photo you can see a leaf metamorphosed into brown.

oak leaf changing with the season